The Swan

Ascott-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire
+44 (0)1993 832332
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Rest, restore, and explore… from this smart, successful Cotswolds’ gastropub with plenty of beams, rafters and real log fires


10 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Huddled near a 13th-century church hedged by ancient limes is a mellow stone pub with an immaculate makeover. Find a peaceful alcove for a first-class negroni, or a window seat for tea. You can come by train from London, a rare treat. 

There are three beers on draft and many fine wines, but here at The Swan, the food is the thing. Locally sourced, it is modern British and delicious. Small plates, Sunday roasts, vegetarian: they do it all. The dining room is raftered; the courtyard can seat a hundred.

Lanes, tracks and stiles start from the door; you can walk for hours. Or follow the road to Charlbury – one of the prettiest drives in the region. Honey-stone houses and wealthy wool churches abound. Then it’s home, to designer wallpapers, wallowing baths, and an exciting bottle of champagne.

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We think you'll love

  • Staying in a Cotswolds village with a direct line from Paddington
  • The bedrooms that exude comfort and charm
  • The sophisticated menu
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You should know

  • This is more about the dining than the beer
  • Four of the bedrooms have a bath in the room
  • Dogs' rates are not cheap


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Parking on-site.
Starters from £5. Lunch from £8. Mains from £12.


Nightly price
from £80
1 Family room for 4
From £130
6 Doubles
From £80
1 Twin/double
From £80



The heart of this 16C building which has been brought back to life by young owners still retains the feel of an old village pub; comfortable and welcoming.

Aideen, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The Soho House effect has brought the young and well-heeled to this part of the Cotswolds. It is known as ‘Daylesford country’ and Ascott-under-Wychwood, has its own tiny station - two trains to London a day. Daylesford Organics, the most famous farm shop in Britain, is a six-mile drive, as are the picturesque market towns of Burford and Chipping Norton. Lovely walks abound.

Local points of interest from Sam & Georgina Pearman

  • Within 2 hours from London by car, and only 1hr 20mins on the train from Paddington to Charlbury.
  • Only 20 minutes from both Daylesford and Soho Farmhouse, in the heart of the Cotswolds.
  • The perfect base to explore the best of what the Cotswolds has to offer - Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold are both within a few miles.


Sam & Georgina Pearman

Another winning transformation from clever team Sam and Georgie Pearman who have been renovating pubs and inns for some years. She the designer who sources all the fabrics, furniture and quirky pictures, he the industry expert. Staff are smiley, superbly trained and the atmosphere is a happy one - you're in excellent hands.